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Watts Grocery

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1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583 (Club Blvd)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Durham, North Carolina
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went there recently for lunch, based on my wife hearing a lot of good things about the place. We there went on a Wednesday and good tables were available. The food was wonderful and the service was even better. The cold soup was so good on a very hot August day and their hamburger was even... More 

Thank JosephJ1
Raleigh, North Carolina
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Watts Grocery continues to shine, however, last week the chef was very heavy-handed with the salt. I had the ribeye with squash gratin and garlic green beans. The steak was cooked to a perfect temperature, but was far too salty.The duck breast was too salty as well. The silver queen pudding that comes with the duck was outstanding.

Thank RaleighFrench
Durham, North Carolina
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate lunch here with my daughter today. I had the "blue plate special," a wonderful salad of fresh local greens, fresh figs, and grilled chicken with a light blue cheese dressing. I say "light" because it wasn't overpowering and heavy like blue cheese dressing can be. Everything on their menu was fresh and mostly locally grown. The restaurant was... More 

Thank claire1844
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We had a very enjoyable lunch and have heard that the breakfast is amazing. Service was fine. We were there during a quiet time, so I would've expected it to be spectacular, honestly. The atmosphere was nice and they had a nice selection of food on the menu. The best thing we tried was the shrimp and grits. I think... More 

Thank momofthree123
Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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470 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Located close to the NC School for Science and Math. Ample off-street parking. Unpretentious decor, featuring artwork depicting local scenes and landmarks. Attentive service without being overbearing. We split the Fried Green Tomato appetizer. One of us had the Grilled Pork Tenderloin over roasted sweet potatoes with bacon collards and bourbon brown sauce, another had the Low Country Seafood Gumbo... More 

Thank David S
Cary, North Carolina
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I have tried Watts twice now hoping to come away feeling better. Reviews are great but I did not care for food. Portions are small and it can be pricey. I had the butternut squash chicken salad over spinach and the chicken was so wafer thin I had to look twice before I realized it was my "meat". Looked like... More 

Thank sunshine1449007
Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We went for a group dinner - great service and very good food. There is no much that stands out, though.

Thank MI1004
Ayden, North Carolina, United States
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Chose the Watts Grocery because it was close, not walking distance, to the Hilton Garden Inn and the menu looked interesting. Indeed it was. Atmosphere was consistent with the university area, young bearded waiters with tattoos. Everyone was friendly and helpful. For appetizers we had the soft-shell crabs and cheese selection, both were excellent. The main course meals all had... More 

Thank ProfBAM
Durham, North Carolina
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233 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Went here for an anniversary dinner with my girlfriend and it was an absolutely lovely affair. Great service and food as well as cocktails and wine list. It's also priced very reasonably for such high quality food. Absolutely recommended

Thank Sal_Paradise767
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We went here for a business dinner and was a bit underwhelmed honestly. The food a bit bland for my taste. I had the tuna which really had very little flavor. The wine was good but in general I would my rush back here.

Thank Krakowgator

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583
    (Club Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-416-5040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?